Fall QAL Week 5 – Accent Blocks

This is a big week because we are going to tackle Accent Blocks. These are what I would call “Inside Border Blocks” and they are half the size of a regular block. The following image shows a diagram with the Accent blocks identified. We will spend this week and next week on these Accent Blocks. Next week we will add the small corner blocks. Then the only thing left will be to add a solid border and finish your quilt.

Click on QAL at the top of the page and you will find the instructions.

Diagram Showing Accent Blocks

I have written instructions and diagrams for some simple Accent Blocks and also for two blocks that are for more experienced quilters. In addition, the instructions include images of the overall layout with the different Accent Blocks. Please read the instructions all the way through. Ask questions in the AccuQuilt Qube Facebook group if there is anything you do not understand.

I can’t wait to see what you do with these blocks.

Putting it Together with Block 2 of the Fall 2022 QAL

One of the things we enjoy most as quilters is putting the blocks together into a layout to be able to see our progress. With this QAL, we will be on Block 4 before we can begin to stitch some of the rows together. If you have a design wall, you can begin to lay out the blocks there. If you don’t have a design wall, there is another option that has worked well for me.

The alternate option is to get a flannel backed vinyl/plastic table cloth that is often use outdoors for picnics and use the flannel side to lay out your blocks. The nice thing about this is that you can lay it out on your bed, on the floor, or thumbtack it to your wall. When you put it away, it is easy to roll/fold it and the vinyl side will keep your blocks from shifting on the flannel.

For this QAL, the layout is seen below with Blocks 1 and 2 in place.  You can begin to see how it is coming together.

2022 Fall Quilt Along Week # 2 Block 1

I hope your Qube is in position and your needle is sharp. Today we will launch the first block in this QAL. It is the Center Block and I have posted instructions for making a Variable Star block. You have the option of choosing another block for the center of your quilt. The only requirement is that the block you choose and make is the same finished size as the Qube you are using for the quilt.

This is the star block and instructions can be found here.

Center Star Block

 

Fall 2022 Quilt Along – Week # 1 Fabric Selection

The Fall 2022 Quilt Along (QAL) is here with a guide to the fabric selection. With thi.s QAL, I have added coloring pages as well as yardage amounts that will assure you have more than enough fabric to complete the quilt and  enough fabric to make up for anything that goes awry with a block.

This is a fun quilt to stitch. I ask you to please read the instructions and ask questions on the Facebook Page “AccuQuilt Qube Quilts”. This is not sponsored by AccuQuilt but is a User Group of supportive quilters.

The menu at the top of this page always has the links. Please bookmark the blog and go to that menu for printouts of the instructions.